Join us on Instagram this Thursday, 9 June at 7.45pm (GMT) for the results live draw!

We want to hear what young people aged 14-30 on the Isle of Wight think about theatre, what it could be and what we could do to help. We want to hear your ideas, both big and small.

If you’re aged 14–30 and have an interest in theatre and film, what do you think the Island needs? More dance? More drama? More opportunities? More world-class shows? Share what you think by filling out this survey:

By completing this survey, you’ll be automatically entered into a free prize draw and have the opportunity to win one of the following:

o    1 year membership to MasterClass, worth £169 (

o    £50 Cineworld gift card

o    £50 Rapanui voucher

It will only take 10 minutes at most to fill out, and in return, you’ll be helping to shape a better future for young people in theatre on the Isle of Wight.

Why this survey?

In our conversations with young people on the Isle of Wight, we’ve heard again and again that there is nothing here for young people who are interested in film and theatre. Through the IW Young People Survey, we hope to properly identify what opportunities already exist on the Island and what needs are not being met. With the data we gather, we’ll have a more accurate picture of the theatre scene, which will be invaluable in shaping our future plans to engage with and assist young creatives by providing opportunities for development.

Our credentials

We have a long history of offering training and support for young people wanting to develop their skills in the theatre and film industry, particularly through our programmes Directors in Practice and Island Young Creatives.

Directors in Practice is a free, 6-month programme for directors and producers, covering a range of topics and hosted by industry professionals. Each director directs a one-act play of their choosing, while each producer will be given one-to-one sessions with industry professionals and will learn how to produce a theatre production from the ground up. The plays will be shown at the Directors In Practice Festival at Omnibus Theatre, London.

Island Young Creatives is a programme that works with young people who have existing theatre-making skills, transferring them into making films. Participants are taught script-to-screen development and production skills. With a small budget and technical support, they produce their own short film which is then screened on the Isle of Wight.

All programmes and plays developed through StoneCrabs seek to place underrepresented voices and untold stories centre stage, as well as providing enriching and accessible cultural experiences that engage with local communities.

Please note: All results from the survey will be used to help guide future work and funding applications. All contact details and names will be anonymised.